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Fabio Augustinis

Fabio Augustinis is a drum-set and latin percussion player from São Paulo, Brazil. He has earned a Bachelor degree from the The State University of Campinas, Brazil and a Master of Music degree from The University of Iowa – IA.

Augustinis has recorded and/or performed in Brazil and in the United States with names such as Nailor “Proveta” Azevedo, Ivan Vilela, Teco Cardoso, Léa Freire, Alexandre Ribeiro, Fábio Peron, André Marques, Tibó Delor, Gabriel Santiago, Damani Phillips, The Des Moines Big Band, Bryan Lynch, Ernie Watts, Jiggs Wigham, Melvin Butler, Steve Davis, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas and many others.

In the Spring of 2018 Augustinis released his debut album as a composer, untitled Sunrise. Currently based in Austin – TX, Augustinis is about to finish his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is also working as a teaching assistant in the university’s jazz department. He has been performing extensively around the Austin area. Augustinis is an endorsing artist for Canopus Drums and Bosphorus Cymbals.

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Felipe Brito

The fiery enthusiasm and relentless excellence of Felipe Brito’s musical skill are exhibited in every performance. The Brazilian Trombonist brings the energetic and rhythmically unique styles of Bossa Nova, Samba, Forró, Maracatu, Baião, Frevo, and Samba-Jazz to every event.

A testament to his passion, skill, and versatility, Felipe has collaborated with a number of national and international artists and bands including Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Eddie Montalvo, Nils Landgren, Ernie Krivda, Kenny Davis, Jamey Haddad, Raul de Souza, Bobby Sanabria, Tito Rojas, Zé da Velha, Silvério Pontes, Vittor Santos, Cleveland Jazz Heritage Orchestra, and Sandália de Prata.

Felipe is currently working on his Doctoral in Musical Arts program at The University of Texas at Austin studying Trombone Performance at The Butler School of Music and Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship at The Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs. As an Educator, Felipe teaches at the Austin music nonprofit Austin Soundwaves and during the summers he teaches at The Caribbean Arts Camp and The Roberto Ocasio Latin Jazz Camp both in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jeannelle Ramirez

Jeannelle is a Ph.D. student in ethnomusicology at UT Austin. Her current research deals with new Latinx indie music and the role of technology and festivalization in sustaining translocal music scenes in the Americas, with a focus on the US and Argentina. Her other research interests include music cities, digital music production, virtual communities, gender, and copyright. Jeannelle also produces an experimental Latinx multimedia, music, and dance festival called Future Traditions. She is the founding member of a Latina experimental audiovisual collective called Las Raras. Jeannelle enjoys producing ambient music, soundscapes, and video with Ableton and Max/MSP. She is an active member of Austin’s experimental music community and holds a degree in jazz vocal performance from The New School for Jazz.

La’Kayla C. Williams

La’Kayla C. Williams is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interest include Black Cultural Studies, Black Performance Theory, Sound Studies and Afro-Diasporic Religions. She is a writer, musician, filmmaker and proud Southerner. Her writing has been published in Scalawag Magazine, Truthout and the E3W Review of Books.

Riders Against the Storm (RAS)

Riders Against the Storm is a musical movement in Austin, TX that can only be described as ‘historic.’ As recent recipients of ‘Band of the Year’ honors at the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Austin Music Awards, Chaka and Qi Dada (husband and wife) represent a significant first in the ‘Live Music Capital.’ Over the past 32 years, hip hop has never received the top honor at the annual awards show. Winning the title twice in a row is an accomplishment shared by only a handful of bands, including: Spoon, and Los Lonely Boys.

As comfortable in small intimate venues as they are on large festival stages, RAS transforms every audience they reach with a refreshing magic and flair that few possess today. In everything they touch, ceremony scrapes the floor and atmosphere – hopping through, from seam to seam, cloaked in their own ideas of regalia and change, Riders Against the Storm cast out invitations to world – come and party. From beginning to end, audiences need to get ready for what Deborah Senguptah Stith (Austin American Statesman music writer) calls a ‘post-milennial second-coming of George Clinton’s mothership.’

Aside from headlining many shows throughout the country, RAS has opened for national recording acts, including: K’Naan, KRS-ONE, Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Slick Rick, Pharoahe Monch, PJ Morton, Dam Funk, Nas, Nitty Scott, Rakim, Damian Marley, ?uestlove (of The Roots), Antibalas, Sun Ra Arkestra, Devin the Dude, The Coup, Michael Franti, Dead Prez, The Geto Boys, George Clinton, Jean Grae, and Saul Williams.

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Sonya Jevette


Singer Songwriter Psychedelic Soul Music Six String Slinger from Dallas Texas seeking

now in Austin Texas.

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Vicky Mogollón Montagne

Vicky Mogollón Montagne is a PhD student in Ethnomusicology working on traditional afro-Venezuelan music, sound, silences, and the politics of 21st Century Socialism in Caracas, Venezuela. More generally, her research interests include Venezuela and its diaspora, sound studies, music and violence, affect, and women and gender studies.

Vicky’s formal engagement with music started as a classically-trained flutist in El Sistema. She was a member of the National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela and the National Children’s Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (2010), and served as a music educator for El Sistema programs in Venezuela and Denver, Colorado for three years.

She holds a BA in Music and a minor in Italian (2016) from the University of Denver, and a MMus in Advanced Musical Studies (2017) from Royal Holloway, University of London. At The University of Texas at Austin she worked as assistant editor for the Latin American Music Review, and is currently teaching “Introduction to World Music in World Cultures,” a survey course for undergraduate non-music majors